Annual Report & Accounts 2013

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Making Sustainable Living Commonplace

Our purpose to make sustainable living commonplace

We work to create a better future every day, with brands and services that help people feel good, look good and get more out of life.

Our first priority is to our consumers – then customers, employees, suppliers and communities. When we fulfil our responsibilities to them, we believe that our shareholders will be rewarded.

Our vision double the size of the business, whilst reducing our environmental footprint and increasing our positive social impact

We will lead for responsible growth, inspiring people to take small everyday actions that will add up to a big difference.

We will grow by winning shares and building markets everywhere.

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Project Sunlight: helping to create a brighter future

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We believe there has never been a better time to create a better future for our children. A world where no child goes to bed hungry, where every home has clean drinking water and where preventable diseases become a thing of the past. Project Sunlight brings together the work of our brands to help as many people as possible take small sustainable steps that add up to building a world where everyone lives well and within the natural limits of the planet.

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Other information

The brand names shown in this report are trademarks owned by or licensed to companies within the Unilever Group. This report contains certain statements that are neither reported financial results nor other historical information. These statements are forward-looking statements, including within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those disclosed in our forward-looking statements. For a description of factors that could affect future results, reference should be made to the full 'Cautionary statement' on the inside back cover of the full Annual Report in Annual Report downloads and to the section entitled 'Risks'.

For information about our non-GAAP measures, see the Financial review. In this report we make reference to Unilever’s and other third-party websites, and to social media sites. Information on websites and/or social media sites is not incorporated herein and does not form part of this document. This report comprises regulated information within the meaning of sections 1:1 and 5:25c of the Act on Financial Supervision (“Wet op het financieel toezicht (Wft)”) in the Netherlands.

Office addresses

Unilever N.V.

Weena 455, PO Box 760

3000 DK Rotterdam

The Netherlands

T +31 (0)10 217 4000

F +31 (0)10 217 4798

Commercial Register Rotterdam

Number: 24051830

Unilever PLC

100 Victoria Embankment

London EC4Y 0DY

United Kingdom

T +44 (0)20 7822 5252

F +44 (0)20 7822 5951

Unilever PLC registered office

Unilever PLC

Port Sunlight


Merseyside CH62 4ZD

United Kingdom

Registered in England and Wales

Company Number: 41424

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Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP)

Our Annual Report and Accounts 2013 will be complemented by the online Unilever Sustainable Living Report for 2013 to be published in April 2014. This will detail performance against our USLP targets for the period 1 January to 31 December 2013 except where indicated otherwise. The online report will also cover the scope of our assurance programme and a wealth of information on our approach to running a responsible business.

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